Reader/Professor of Human Resource Management/Organisational Behaviour

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£49,149 to £88,388
04 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
05 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Reader/Professor of Human Resource Management/Organisational Behaviour  

Aston Business School
Salary:    £49,149 to £88,388
Grade:    10 to Band 1 
Basis:    Full Time 
Reference:    R180176

Aston Business School is a Triple Accredited University (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA) and one of the leading Universities in the UK for academic research (in the recent REF we received 100% for Research Impact), excellent teaching (awarded Gold rating in the 2016/17 TEF) and business engagement. We are only one of three UK institutions with the Small Business Charter Gold Award. The University actively supports and finances academic spin-offs.  The Work and Organisational Psychology Department hosts three main clusters – HRM, Work Psychology/OB and Social Responsibility and Sustainability - conducting research in various aspects of human and organisational performance. There is a thriving research culture in the Department, which has a strong reputation for being rigorous and relevant. We support participation in international conferences and supervision of PhDs via the Dean’s scholarships, and actively support business engagement/Executive Education opportunities.

We are seeking an inspirational and highly motivated individual to contribute to the development of the Department’s research, teaching, PhD/DBA supervision, and enterprise activities. We welcome discussions with prospective candidates with interests in any area of HRM, OB, and Work/Organisational Psychology. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in the domains of Leadership and Behavioural Insights (nudging), who can lead and develop a research centre. We are keen to discuss new ideas in order to strengthen our research profile and complement our teaching and business support provision.  

You should have an excellent reputation with a strong international profile and network in their subject area, manifested in leading HRM/OB/Work and Organisation-related journal publications. You must have significant experience in securing substantial funding from different sources, leading externally funded research projects, mentoring junior faculty and undertaking effectively doctoral/postdoctoral research supervision. Further, you should demonstrate a passion for their subject and be able to communicate that passion effectively to the academic, business and policy-making communities. You should be at least Fellows of HEA (or equivalent) and have a PhD in a relevant subject. Chartered membership of CIPD/BPS and possession of entrepreneurial skills are highly desirable.

For informal discussions relating to this post please contact the Head of Work & Organisational Psychology Department, Professor Nicholas Theodorakopoulos, Tel: +44 (0) 121 204 3472; email: or Professor Pawan Budhwar, Tel: +44 (0) 121 204 3049; email:

Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognised by a bronze award. We pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly, supportive working environment and collaborative atmosphere.

Please visit our website for further information and to apply online. If you do not have access to the internet, please call 0121-204-4500 and leave your name and address quoting Reference R180176. 

Closing date: Saturday 5 May 2018